Inland Empire

BREAKING: “Nothing short of criminal:” COVID Outbreak Confirmed at Adelanto Detention Facility 

The Shut Down Adelanto Coalition issues warning signs of genocide, calls on the release of all individuals detained and the complete disestablishment of the Adelanto Detention Facility.  San Bernardino, CA — On Wednesday afternoon, ICE confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak currently underway in Adelanto Detention Facility.  The government confirmed this afternoon in an email to the …

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Adelanto Residents & Immigrant rights groups file Cease & Desist Letter Against City effort to expand immigrant prison

San Bernardino, CA – Residents of Adelanto, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice,, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Freedom for Immigrants have sent a Cease and Desist letter to the City of Adelanto to stop them from efforts to expand GEO’s for-profit immigrant prison. The letter informs the City of Adelanto on the accurate interpretation …

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Split 2-2 Vote likely kills GEO’s Expansion effort in Adelanto, CA.

San Bernardino, CA – On Wednesday the City of Adelanto held a City Council meeting that lasted over 8 hours,  listening to public comment and testimony regarding the appeal of the conditional use permit that would allow an expansion of the Adelanto Detention Facility by 750 beds. At nearly 3:00am, the city council had a …

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State Sen. Connie Leyva Recognizes Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice a Nonprofit of the Year

San Bernardino, CA – Today the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice was recognized as“Nonprofit of the Year” by Senator Connie M. Leyva for the 20th State Senate District. Each year, State Senators from across California recognize non-profit organizations that are engaging in vital work to the local community and constituencies that are served. In her …

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IC4IJ on Trump’s Census Exec Order: Fear or resilience?

Ontario, CA — There is no question that the Trump administration has worked tirelessly to strip immigrant communities from every right available to us as people. From family separation, children in cages, the right to asylum, Indefinite detention, deportations and most recently the use of federal agents to criminalize protesters and civil rights activists.  Now, …

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Immigrant Death in Otay Mesa is Due to Negligence & Failure to Act

ICE’s refusal to release immigrants and CA’s failure to act puts the lives of immigrants at risk Adelanto, CA – On Wednesday afternoon, the first known death in an Immigrant Detention Center was confirmed by authorities. This comes only a day after a 9th district court judge overruled a court order telling ICE to release …

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COVID 19: Adelanto City Council Refuses to Postpone Hearing on Immigrant Detention Facility Expansion

For Immediate Release Contact: Armando Carmona, 951-966-6500 COVID 19: Adelanto City Council Refuses to Postpone Hearing on Immigrant Detention Facility Expansion Adelanto, CA – The Adelanto City Clerk has confirmed that they plan to move forward with the March 25th city council meeting defying state and national directives to limit all gatherings of more than …

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Public Charge

COVID-19 UPDATE: “USCIS has announced that immigrants can seek testing, treatment, and prevention of COVID-19 without fearing immigration consequences due to public charge. The public charge regulations from the Department of Homeland Security & Department of State — which institute a wealth test in our immigration system – went into effect on Monday, February 24, …

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